About this program
Why a minor in Anthropology?
The Anthropology minor is an ideal course of study for students interested in gaining a complex, analytical understanding of:
- The great diversity and equality of human cultures;
- Culture’s ability to shape people’s beliefs and promote social change;
- Anthropological approaches to solving social problems.
The discipline of anthropology is dedicated to promoting respect for all cultural groups and social justice within and across societies.
What will I do in the minor?
Courses in the Anthropology Minor will teach:
- The origins and development of human cultures and societies;
- Social dimensions of difference and inequality;
- The social impact of cultural diffusion and migratory flows.
Students in the Anthropology Minor will take between 19 and 20 credits of Anthropology survey and elective courses.
What can I do with the minor?
An Anthropology Minor is an excellent complement to a number of majors. These include:
- Professional programs such as psychology, law enforcement, criminal justice, human services, social work, and international business
- Liberal arts programs in history, gender studies, professional communication, ethnic studies, or philosophy State and Federal Governments
- More information on careers in anthropology can be found on the American Anthropological Association website.
The learning outcomes for this minor provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the 21st-century workplace, to:
- know and understand the essential concepts of social science;
- comprehend the historical foundations, theoretical paradigms, and research methods of social science;
- develop higher order thinking skills by analyzing and interpreting social science literature;
- write analytically in a style that is informed, well-reasoned, and literate;
- recognize and understand differences of gender and sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, religion, and social class;
- understand and utilize a global perspective; and - to develop civic skills by participating in community-based learning and internships
- become advocates and leaders in their communities, our nation, and the globe.